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Hibiscus Tea Lowers Blood Pressure

Hibiscus Tea Lowers Blood Pressure

Studies have shown that drinking as little as 2 to 3 cups of hibiscus tea from the Hibiscus sabdariffa flower each day can lower your BP levels. It’s as effective as some anti-hypertensive prescription medications without the potential side effects. It’s also been shown in studies to lower inflammation. And it’s known to contain high levels of antioxidants, which help to rid our bodies of free radicals (destructive molecules that can damage our cells and DNA) and protect us against chronic disease, such as heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, and cancer.

Hibiscus Power Iced Tea

Chopped hibiscus flowers (order Amazon) or 5 hibiscus herbal tea bags*
12 mint leaves (optional)
Juice of 1 lime (optional)
2 quarts purified water

Steep hibiscus tea or flowers in water. I put it all in the refrigerator. In about an hour you have iced tea.
*I recommend Hibiscus tea or “Back on Tract”—hibiscus and cranberry—both by Traditional Medicinals (visit their website at www.traditionalmedicinals.com).

From The Juice Lady’s Anti-Inflammation Diet


  1. Donna Lawrence

    I take 3 blood pressure meds: HCTZ 25 mg per day, lisinipril 20mg per day and Metoproplol 200mg per day. I’ve taken these for almost 20 years. What would be your advice to me as to the hibiscus teas. I’ve developed 2 obvious side effects and it’s troubling, but my bp is very erratic. I have very bad genetics from both parents. Thank you.

    • Donna, Start drinking 2-3 cups of hibiscus tea a day and see how you do. Monitor your BP closely. If it starts coming down and becomes more stable, then you could talk with your doctor about cutting back on the medication. You could also drink beet juice–proven in studies to lower BP. Mix it with other juices.

  2. Pam Galan

    I would really like to start drinking the hibiscus tea to lower my blood pressure. I have a question about the beet juice though. I’ve heard you mention that beet juice lowers blood pressure before and I started juicing beets but not very often because I was told that you should not drink beet juice everyday because it is so potent. Any truth in that?

    • I’ve have never seen any research stating you shouldn’t drink beet juice everyday. It does help to detox the liver. Maybe that is what someone was thinking when they wrote that. It is a good liver food.